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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/10/22)
A&E: Nightwatch (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC+: That Dirty Black Bag (Premiere)
BET+: Ruthless (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Ghost Adventures (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Theodosia (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Juanpa + Chef (Premiere)
HGTV: First Timers Club (Premiere) at 11am
HGTV: Fix My Flip (Premiere) at 9pm
MOTHERBOARD: Cryptoland (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Kotaro Lives Along (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Love, Life & Everything in Between (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Karma’s World (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: Desus & Mero (Premiere) at 11pm
PEACOCK: Bust Down (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Harina (Premiere)
CBS: B Positive (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Pivoting (Finale) at 9:30pm
LIFETIME: My Killer Body With K. Michelle (Finale) at 10pm

Piers Morgan shared details about his return to live TV with a new primetime show, “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” on Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming TalkTV. The purpose of the show, said Morgan via tweeted, “will be to cancel the cancel culture….I also want it to annoy all the right people.” Morgan quit “Good Morning Britain” after drawing fire for negative remarks about Meghan Markle, then signed a deal with Fox News and News Corp. “Uncensored” will air on Fox Nation in the US and Sky News Australia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Commercial inventory for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS Sports and Turner is virtually sold out on TV and digital platforms, with prices up close to double digits versus last year. The event has generated record revenue, with thirty-second spots in the final game going for “well over $2 million,” according to John Bogusz, EVP of Sports Sales and Marketing for CBS Network Sales. Games will air across CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS renewed a quartet of unscripted series: “Survivor” for season 43; “The Amazing Race” for season 34; “Tough As Nails” for season 4, and “Secret Celebrity Renovation” for a sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting that Disney has always opposed Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would prohibit classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity, but had hoped to work behind the scenes to sway lawmakers against it. “I understand our political approach, no matter how well intentioned, didn’t quite get the job done,” said Chapek, adding that Disney is signing a petition against such bills, and donating $5 million for work to protect the LGBTQ+ community. Chapek said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – who has expressed support for the bill, which passed the Florida Senate on Tuesday – has agreed to meet with him and some LGBTQ+ Disney employees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Disney news, stockholders voted to approve a proposal for greater transparency on pay data, with reports on median and adjusted pay gaps across race and gender. “We appreciate our shareholders’ view on this important issue, and the Board accepts the results of today’s vote,” said Disney. “The Company is committed to pay equity, and we will continue our ongoing work on this front, including addressing interest in greater transparency around our efforts.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and co-creator of Showtime’s “Billions,” will host and produce a limited series for streamer NBC News Now. The show will “take an intimate look at the people, trends, institutions and forces shaping our world,” said NBC News.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max handed a straight-to-series order to “The Penguin” (wt), a spinoff of hit movie “The Batman.” Colin Farrell will reprise his film role as the Gotham villain. “The Penguin” is executive produced by “The Batman” director Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Farrell, and Lauren LeFranc, who is writer and showrunner. “Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in ‘The Batman,’ and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill,” said Reeves.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Power Book IV: Force” was renewed for season two by Starz, after the spinoff scored the most-watched series debut in Starz history (3.3 million multiplatform views in the US). Gary Lennon (“Power”) will replace series creator Robert Munic as showrunner/EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic has partnered with SVOD and content platform History Hit, digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios, and impact-driven production company Consequential for a documentary event detailing the successful search and discovery of one of the great lost shipwrecks of history – Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. Set to premiere this fall as part of National Geographic’s Explorer series, the show will air globally on National Geographic Channels and Disney+. The documentary, also produced in partnership with ABC News, will be directed by Natalie Hewit (“Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Autentic is expanding its long-term partnership with Go Button Media, commissioning four new factual series: “Deadly Science,” “Mapping Disaster,” “Spies that Mapped the World,” and “Colossal Machines.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

How good were Grandma’s meatballs? Create TV announced the launch of the next Create Cooking Challenge, the fifth of its national video contests designed to seek digital hosts for a lifestyle series. This year, the Create Cooking Challenge: My Family’s Recipe is focused on foods passed down through generations. Sponsored by American Public Television, the challenge runs through April 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Garcias,” a reboot of 2000-04 teen comedy “The Brothers Garcia,” debuts on HBO Max on Thursday, April 14. Reprising their roles from the original series are Ada Maris, Carlos Lacamara, Alvin Alvarez, Jeffrey Licon, Bobby Gonzalez and Vaneza Pitynski.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new weekly series on VICE News’ technology and science reporting multiplatform Motherboard offers a guide to the cryptocurrency space. “Cryptoland,” hosted by VICE News Tonight’s Krishna Andavolu, is aimed at both people who are deep in the crypto space as well as crypto newcomers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second batch of eight episodes of Netflix’s “Vikings: Valhalla” will air in 2023, shared the streamer. The first eight episodes, dropped February 25, were watched for 113 million hours by subscribers; production on season three begins this spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock limited series “Angelyne,” starring Emmy Rossum as the LA billboard icon who drove a pink Corvette, premieres Thursday, May 19. The series, according to the streamer, is “about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 75th Annual Tony Awards will return to CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, June 12, with dual live streaming and broadcast. It will be the ceremony’s first live coast-to-coast presentation. Paramount+ will have an exclusive hour-long pre-show at 8p ET and 5p PT, followed by the ceremony at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall honoring Broadway’s best.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”) and NFL star Rob Gronkowski co-host “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards,” airing Saturday, April 9 at 7:30p. Nick promises “1,000 epic slimings.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Americana Honors & Awards” will air on Circle Network on Sunday, March 20 at 8p. It’s the first time the awards will air on national broadcast. Taped in September 2021 in front of a live audience, the show honors members of the Americana music community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies will honor actors Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie, and animator and story director Floyd Norman during the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood from April 21- 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Buffalo Keepers” premieres Saturday, May 7 at 4p on Insp. The one-hour special chronicles the history of the American buffalo, including its rescue from near extinction by Native Americans and ranchers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

About 38.2 million people watched President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday, March 2. Fox News had the biggest single audience with 7.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen, followed by CBS (4.6 million), ABC (3.9 million), and NBC (3.2 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow” secured its highest-rated week since launch with 366,000 total viewers last week. Additionally, FBN’s “Varney & Co.” delivered 269,000 viewers for the week from 9a-12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Conrad Janis died March 1. He was 94. Janis appeared on numerous TV series, including “Mork & Mindy,” “Get Smart,” “Cannon,” and “Laverne & Shirley,” among many others.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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